Christmas In The Deep South: Savannah, Georgia

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Published by: AK98

It’s important during the holidays that we take a moment to turn off the news and turn on the things that matter most, like family, charity, and compassion. Christmas comes but once a year, and serves as an almost alarm clock to get wrapped up in nostalgia. Everybody grew up somewhere, impacting their Christmas memories and holiday traditions. Here is a little taste of mine what the holidays are like below the Mason-Dixon Line.

Down in the deep south, where the moss-draped oaks and historic squares exude a timeless charm, Christmas brings a unique blend of joy and warmth to the locals. Contrary to the tales “Yankee Media” trys spinning, we aren’t some backwoods, racist town with still-running plantations. 

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For this native of Savannah, Georgia, the holiday season is more than just festive decorations and twinkling lights; it embodies a deeper sense of community and togetherness. The palpable excitement in the air starts as early as the first cool breeze of the season, signaling the onset of a time filled with joyous gatherings, heartfelt traditions, and the infectious spirit of Southern hospitality. 

The historic streets, adorned with festive wreaths and ribbons, reflect the city’s rich heritage, while the aroma of traditional Southern Christmas dishes wafts through the air, bringing back cherished memories, and creating new ones that are held in a person’s heart forever. From “Savannah Holly Days” to holiday browsing at the Christmas Market, my childhood memories are filled with experiences from the southeastern Georgia social scene.

While I no longer live in Savannah, I can still remember the essence of selflessness and kindness that shone so brightly in Savannah during Christmas. Locals are known for their generosity, often volunteering at shelters or organizing community events to ensure everyone feels the warmth of the season. It’s a time when neighbors come together to share meals, exchange gifts, and look out for one another, embodying the true spirit of giving.

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For Savannah natives, this season is an opportunity to step back from the hustle of daily life and extend a helping hand, whether it’s through small acts of kindness like sharing homemade cookies with neighbors or participating in larger community efforts. This sense of camaraderie and compassion is a hallmark of the city, making Christmas in Savannah a truly communal celebration.

Moreover, the compassion and warmth that envelops Savannah during the Christmas season leaves a lasting impact on its residents. The joyous carols echoing through the squares, the laughter of children playing under the sprawling live oaks, and the communal gatherings for holiday events all foster a sense of belonging and love. It’s the few times a year that everybody takes a beat from the hustle and bustle of daily toils to find commonalities in their fellow neighbor.

This period is a gentle reminder of the importance of cherishing relationships and showing empathy towards others. It reinforces the belief that despite the differences and the fast-paced world outside, the values of kindness and compassion still hold strong in the heart of Savannah, making the Christmas season a cherished and deeply meaningful time for its natives.

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I am truly one of the blessed for having had the upbringing that I did, with a family that taught me the important values of the holiday season, in this great cultural melting pot known as THE United States of America.

And Cheers! to Bleacher Brothers for giving this southern chap a chance to express his gratitudes in his work. Many media companies would shy away from mentioning anything to do with the holidays (as to not offend the always offended), but not his one. It’s one of the reasons why the BBN is the best media company I’ve ever had a chance to work for, and moreson, why it’s so important for media outlets like Bleacher Brothers exist. 

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Merry Christmas, to all of our fans, subscribers, and supporters of the BBN! 

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